This Sunday, Keeping Up With the Kardashians returned to E! for its 11th season. Today, keen-eyed Kardashians scholar Mariah Smith returns to Gawker for her second season. Every week, Smith uses paparazzi photos, gossip-blog coverage, the family’s own Instagram and Twitter accounts, and common sense, to investigate, and establish a detailed and accurate shooting schedule of Keeping Up With the Kardashians—laying bare the distorted timelines and manufactured plotline of America’s royal family. Welcome back for another season of Keeping Up With the Kontinuity Errors.
Hello again, dolls! The break has been fab, but I’ve got a new outfit, new notebook, and new errors, and I’m ready for the first day of school. There’s no time like the present to get to work, so let’s dive in and uncover all we missed over the summer. We can kiss when it’s done. #LetsHitIt
On Sunday night’s episode, our A-plot was Kim and Khloe’s trip to Armenia, our B-Plot was Kylie’s teenage ways, and our C-plot was Kris Jenner’s sadness. Like most things, only the Ace matters, so we’re picking the A-plot for this recap.
Kim Kardashian West, of www.KimKardashianWest.com, visits her youngest Kardashian sister Khloe Kardashian (née Odom, née Kardashain), of www.KhloeWithAK.com in Khloe’s closet. Armed with day old fro-yo, Kim asks Khloe about their upcoming trip to Armenia. Khloe is packing, and Kim reminds her to pack for colder weather and conservatively because they will be bringing a lot of attention to the country. Khloe predicts that she, Kim, North and Kanye will “rule that town.” Khloe’s prediction and Kim’s eating of sprinkled fro-yo were filmed on May 10, 2015.
At her own home, Khloe gets a visit from Kris Jenner. Kris Jenner, arrives frenzied and pressed to force Rob into going to Armenia with his sisters who leave that night. Khloe reminds her mom that she told her he was not going. Khloe tells Kris that it would be great if Rob could join them, but they don’t want to force the issue. We’re super proud of Khloe because forcing the issue seven weeks after the trip had taken place would have been a travesty. This scene was filmed on June 30, 2015, nearly two months after Khloe began packing for, and presumably went to, Armenia.
The most famous Armenian girls in the world finally touch down in Yerevan, Armenia. They are joined by notable musician and fashion designer, Kanye West, along with his child kin, North West. Immediately upon arrival, Kim, Khloe, Kanye, and North are greeted with song, bread, and what appears to be every single person who was free in Armenia that night. What’s even more impressive is the spectacular manipulation of time both Kim and Khloe were able to create. Instead of going to Armenia straight from Calabasas, California, Kim and Khloe visited the future, considering that they touched down in Armenia over a month before Khloe had packed a single item of clothing for the trip. This scene was filmed on April 8, 2015.
All dolled up with various places to go, Kim chats with Khloe in their Armenian hotel room before they paint the town Kardashian. Kim’s face doesn’t move, but her eyes dance and her mouth tells Khloe that she’s expecting baby number two. Kim’s pregnancy news is only the secondary piece of information she has for Khloe. Kim literally sits Khloe down, and tells her now that she’s pregnant Khloe has got to step up her game and be the Sexy Kardashian. According to Kim, Kourtney is just flat out unsexy now, and what with her being pregnant, Khloe’s all they got. Gotta love family! This scene was filmed on April 9, 2015.
One of Kim and Khloe’s stops in Armenia finds them at a carpet factory where they are served a private dinner, receive a private fashion show, try on traditional Armenian garments, compare themselves to storybook monkeys, and dance. Kim even took a necklace right off the body of an entertainer. Just great, simple fun. This scene was filmed on April 12, 2015.
By the grace of Nori and Kim’s unborn son, Kanye West allowed the E! crew to film the pilot of his new show Keeping Up With Kanye as he visited young Armenian musicians. Per Kanye’s request, this scene was shot like Stanley Kubrick, and we got deep insight into his fears of 3D printers and the internet. What Kanye isn’t afraid of is the word, “dope,” which he said approximately 50 times, and for which we are grateful. This scene was filmed on April 9, 2015.
In the final scene, Kim and Khloe visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial with Kanye and their kousins, Kourtni and Kara. It’s always comforting to see our entertainers bring attention and context to historical events, but it’s even greater to see this documented via Instagram via a full screen graphic on a cable television reality show. Thank you E! and thank you Kim Kardashian West. We remember, we Instagram. This scene was filmed on April 10, 2015.
Well, Dolls, I’ve got to Dash because that’s my time. Come see about your girl next week for another re-cap of KUWTArmenianPrincessAndKhloe on KUWTKE. #PrintedShoes
Images via E!